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Project by unknownwoodworker posted 04-16-2008 03:36 AM 4133 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first project, and I’m nervous. I made this quite a few years ago for the kitchen I remodeled. It is solid oak with six 4’ fluorescent fixtures inside. It took 8 people to hang and attach it. What can I say, it’s heavy. It is around 9×5 feet. The lattuce work is also solid oak.

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???





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GaryK

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#1 posted 04-16-2008 03:37 AM

Looks good to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-16-2008 03:58 AM

This is an excellent project. With that much oak in it the cover has to be heavy.

What type of finish did you put on it?

You may want to consider putting up more pictures on your next project showcasing it from different angles. Go ahead and use all three slots if you want.

This is a nice project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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trifern

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#3 posted 04-16-2008 04:06 AM

Nice project.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Napaman

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#4 posted 04-16-2008 05:34 AM

haha…first project? good one norm…were the 8 people part of the camera crew? will we see this on an upcoming episode???

when will you post more projects>>>??? the kitchen series this season was great…

Can i get your autograph???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 04-16-2008 06:48 AM

Looks very professional!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 04-16-2008 07:51 AM

I think that you are on the right path Napaman. Looks almost exactly like the one I bought from HD several years ago :-)). If I’m wrong, I’m sorry – but I think he’s pulling our legs.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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odie

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#7 posted 04-16-2008 02:33 PM

Nice job NORM ….

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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motthunter

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#8 posted 04-16-2008 02:55 PM

nice job. how is it mounted to the ceiling?

-- making sawdust....

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unknownwoodworker

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#9 posted 04-16-2008 03:12 PM

There is a white painted 2” x 2” lagged to the ceiling joists with “L” brackets under the lag heads. This just fits inside of the one-by sides. Then screws were placed through the “L” brackets into the oak sides. It has a screw every 16” for support. The lattuce and plastic sheets can be removed to replace the lights. ... NORM LOL

P.S. HD never sold anything made of solid oak like this. The Chineese wouldn’t know what to do with solid oak.

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

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Peter Oxley

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#10 posted 04-16-2008 03:22 PM

Karson – I don’t think I’ve ever disagreed with you before, but if it’s 9×5, I don’t think it would fit in the lighting department at the BORG!

unknownNorm – this is a nice project, and huge! Very nice for one of your first projects! I’m curious, though – are you sure it’s oak? The wood around the window is oak, but the light cover looks like maple to me.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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unknownwoodworker

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#11 posted 04-16-2008 03:46 PM

It’s all oak and there is no maple.

I’m sorry guys, I meant this is my first project posted on LumberJocks. I’ve been working with wood all my life.

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 04-16-2008 10:12 PM

Hi Norm

Great looking light fixture. You did a very nice job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Napaman

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#13 posted 04-17-2008 05:01 PM

ahhhh….another clue: ”...I have been working with wood all my life…”

I now read each of your comments in a northeastern ACCENT…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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unknownwoodworker

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#14 posted 04-17-2008 05:18 PM

Wine country man, keep those guesses coming. Just because we pronounce “drawer” differently, doesn’t make you right.

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

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steliart

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#15 posted 02-12-2011 06:48 PM

very cool idea

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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